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Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR)

5th Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2009)


Following the 2007 adoption of a Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources, and the accompanying Interlaken Declaration, experts from around the world say they are turning to new technologies, while sharing information about traditional principles.

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MP3: 1min 52sec
HongjieHongjie Yang - China
Hongjie Yang, Division Chief, China National Husbandry Service, Ministry of Agriculture says: "China continues to add to its massive inventory of local breeds, and is making plans to protect them with an early warning and response system".
MP3: 1min 56sec
OkoreCleopas Okore - Kenya
"The experiences of other countries has helped Kenya to formulate its own national plan of action", says Cleopas Okore, Senior Assistant Director of Livestock Production for Kenya’s Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development.
MP3: 2min 15sec
hiemstraSipke Joost Hiemstra - The Netherlands
"Exchanging knowledge with developing countries is helping the Netherlands to preserve its local breeds in a highly-industrialized system", says Sipke Hiemstra, Head, Animal Genetic Resources, Centre for Genetic Resources, Wageningen University and Research Centre.
MP3: 3min 10sec
Blackburn Harvey Blackburn - United States of America
The United States is joining forces with other countries to preserve information on local breeds through gene banks. Harvey Blackburn, National Animal Germplasm Program, USDA Agricultural Research Service.